People, Work, and Organizations

As the future of work and work organizations continues to evolve, our understanding of people, processes, and systems must also evolve.

Faculty research at the URI College of Business not only keeps up with the pace of change in the workplace, but also actively shapes organizational behavior and employment relations policies and practices.

Our faculty advance knowledge about people, work, and organizational issues from a broad range of intellectual traditions and disciplinary backgrounds, including psychology, strategy, organizational behavior, sustainability, industrial relations, human resources, education, and management.

Scholarship published by URI College of Business faculty have appeared in many top peer-reviewed journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, British Journal of Industrial Relations, and Organization Studies, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, among many others.

Featured Faculty Research

Creed, W. E. Douglas, Bryant A. Hudson, Gerardo A. Okhuysen, and Kristin Smith-Crowe. 2022. “A Place in the World: Vulnerability, Well-Being, and the Ubiquitous Evaluation That Animates Participation in Institutional Processes.” Academy of Management Review 47 (3): 358–81.

DeJordy, Rich, Maureen Scully, Marc J. Ventresca, and W. E. Douglas Creed. 2020. “Inhabited Ecosystems: Propelling Transformative Social Change Between and Through Organizations.” Administrative Science Quarterly, February, 000183921989961.

Hossain, Mehdi Tanzeeb. 2018. “How Cognitive Style Influences the Mental Accounting System: Role of Analytic versus Holistic Thinking.” Edited by Darren Dahl and Rajesh Bagchi. Journal of Consumer Research 45 (3): 615–32.

Lee, Choonsik, and Matthew E. Souther. 2020. “Managerial Reliance on the Retail Shareholder Vote: Evidence from Proxy Delivery Methods.” Management Science 66 (4): 1717–36.

Creed, W. E. Douglas, Steven S. Taylor, and Bryant Ashley Hudson. 2020. “Institutional Aesthetics: Embodied Ways of Encountering, Evaluating, and Enacting Institutions.” Organization Studies 41 (3): 415–35. 

Hossain, Mehdi T., and Lawrence B. Chonko. 2018. “Relational Communication and Illusionary Loyalty: Moderating Role of Self-Construal.” Industrial Marketing Management 69 (February): 221–34. 

Mullins, Frank. 2018a. “A Piece of the Pie? The Effects of Familial Control Enhancements on the Use of Broad‐Based Employee Ownership Programs in Family Firms.” Human Resource Management 57 (5): 979–92.

Mullins, Frank. 2018b. “HR on Board! The Implications of Human Resource Expertise on Boards of Directors for Diversity Management.” Human Resource Management 57 (5): 1127–43. 

Mullins, Frank, and Jeanne Holmes. 2018. “Balancing Board? The Effects of Board Independence and Capital on Firms Offering Work‐family Benefits.” Human Resource Management 57 (2): 457–69.

Mullins, Frank, Dan Weltmann, Douglas Kruse, and Joseph Blasi. 2019. “Broad‐based Employee Stock Ownership: What Makes It Effective in the Management of Human Resources?” Human Resource Management 58 (6): 567–70.